Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.Description of task
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Team Lead at Regional Emergency Director (RED) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Technical Officer will:
- Provide support in collaboration with technical leads and other teams, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the technical, operational, and HR work plans under WHO Health Emergencies;
- Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports and communications required for strategic decision making;
- Assist in coordinating and facilitating improved information and knowledge management within WHE for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation, organizational learning and reporting, with a particular responsibility for maintaining and improving the activities databases;
- Facilitate communication between Regional Emergency Director and Incident Management Support Team (IMST) technical leads and country support teams and route relevant requests;
- Support in the development of action plans, analysis and monitoring of COVID-19 response at country and regional level;
- Support in documenting success stories and lessons learned in the context of WHE’s areas of work.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher technical diploma in International Relations, social sciences, public policy, public health, or other related field from an accredited academic institution.
- English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
- A minimum of five years' experience, at the national and/or international levels, emergency programmes and/or countries in the Region. Working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.
- Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Public Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases or area related to emergency;
- At least two years of relevant professional experience in project management in a public health or closely related field;
- Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
- Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
- Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
- Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
- Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
- Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
- Sound security awareness;
- Have affinity with or interest in Public Health and humanitarian volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Communication, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in TeamsApplication procedure:
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.
Application deadline: 29-10-2020